Molecular Dynamics Group

The Molecular Dynamics Group promotes competencies to assess combustion relevant reaction mechanisms using spectroscopic techniques. We apply non-linear laser spectroscopy in the frequency domain and time domain, time-of-flight mass spectrometry and tunable synchrotron radiation to characterize short-lived intermediate compounds and to investigate dissociation processes of excited molecules. Expanding the scope of our work, we intend to determine thermodynamical data of intermediate species relevant in other fields such as atmospheric chemistry and astrophysics.

Our group is in charge to maintain a 5 eV to 30 eV range VUV beamline at SLS and a laser laboratory equipped with nano- and femtosecond laser systems .

The Molecular Dynamics Group is a section of the Combustion Research Laboratory in the General Energy Department of PSI and a part of the NCCR MUST Molecular Ultrafast Science and Technology Network.

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